#1
What's a strong, cheaper, light, but good quality wood for a guitar body?
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#2
I think it's a little bit weak but I hear basswood is commonly used in cheap guitars.

Tottally though tthis thread was about something else.
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#4
Alder, Mahogany, Basswood. Those are the main three.
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#8
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What's a strong, cheaper, light, but good quality wood for a guitar body?

I can't believe no one's mentioned poplar it sounds like alder but must be painted because it's not very good looking. It is also super cheap.
#9
I mean, it must be light weight. IM tired of guitars that weigh aton. IM guessing those are it?
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#10
Apparently Spanish Cedar has the tonal qualities of mahogany, yet is much much lighter...

...that's the word on the street anyways...
#11
I guess alder is pretty good I see a hole bunch every day so i guess it not that rare there for not expensive. I could go cut one down and mail it to you if you want lol.
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I guess alder is pretty good I see a hole bunch every day so i guess it not that rare there for not expensive. I could go cut one down and mail it to you if you want lol.

Lol I'm having alot of trouble trying to find some alder. I'm stocking up on all the wood that takes me more than a day to get and I can't find any within 3 hours from me.
#13
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Alder, Mahogany, Basswood. Those are the main three.

This and Ash are the "big Four" of guitar body wood. Maple along with mahogany are most commonly used neck woods, and Rosewood, maple, and Ebony are the most common fretboard woods.
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#14
poplar ftw

If you want to have good looking, buy a figured wood cap

The main body woods are: Alder, Ash, Mahogany
Neck Wood: Mahogany, Maple
Fretboard: Maple, Rosewood, Ebony.
Those are the most common woods, although there are so much more exotic or cheaper woods out there

That reminds me, hows Mango for a neck? I've found nice figured maple on ebay for like $8 each, big enough for one neck.